NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell broke the news to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats during an interview that President Trump is inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington, D.C., for a second meeting this fall.
“We have some breaking news, the White House has announced on Twitter that Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House in the fall,” Mitchell said during an event with Coats at the Aspen Security Forum.
“Say that again?” Coats replied, before laughing.
“Did I hear you right?” he jokingly asked, laughing. “OK, that’s gonna be special.”
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats informed on stage at Aspen Security Forum that the Trump administration has invited Vladimir Putin to the White House.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 19, 2018